High Wind Warning in Northeastern Colorado

This alert expired on December 23, 2020 at 1:00:00 PM MST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Central and East Adams and Arapahoe Counties; Logan County; Morgan County; North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet, North Lincoln County; Northeast Weld County; Phillips County; Sedgwick County; Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet, South Lincoln County; Washington County

Posted December 23, 2020 at 9:58:00 AM MST


* WHAT...Northwest winds 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* WHERE...Most of east central and northeast Colorado.

* WHEN...Until 1 PM MST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds will blow unsecured objects around.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
result. Travel will be difficult for high profile vehicles.

Recommended actions

Strong winds may lead to property damage. Hazardous driving
conditions due to powerful cross winds will pose a serious risk
for drivers, especially for light weight and high profile
vehicles. Loose outdoor items should be brought inside or secured

Tips from ready.gov

Excerpted from ready.gov

  • Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

  • Know where to shelter (ie: basement, interior room/hall, bathroom, closet, etc) if conditions warrant and where shelters in your area are located.

  • Ensure your home is ready - Elevate items in the basement which could be flooded. Bring in outdoors items such as children''s toys, patio furniture, garbage cans, etc which could be blown around and damaged.
    Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage.

  • More:

  • What to do before severe weather.

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